DISH Offers Free Preview of Sportsman HD and Sportsman Channel
New Berlin, Wis. – (Oct., 16, 2012) Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, announced today that it will be available to all DISH customers as a free preview as part of DISH’s Wild America campaign through Nov. 7, 2012. The preview will be available on DISH in high definition and standard definition on channel 395.
The free preview takes DISH subscribers out to the field and into the blind to showcase Sportsman Channel’s programming, including nearly 40 episodes dedicated to whitetail hunting from perennial favorites like North American Whitetail, Destination Whitetail, Brotherhood Outdoors and Big Deer.
DISH customers can also watch a unique mini-series on hunting in New Zealand on “MeatEater” with Steven Rinella. Airing Sundays Oct 21, 28 and Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Rinella will take viewers on epic adventures on the South Island of New Zealand as he spots and stalks big game.
"By providing access to Sportsman Channel during hunting season, DISH is showing its appreciation for the American sportsmen," said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. "As the only network 100 percent dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing, we appreciate DISH's partnership."
"As sportsmen across America gear up for the fall outdoor season, we are pleased to include the Sportsman Channel as part of our Wild America campaign, which features several free previews of great outdoor programming in October," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming at DISH. "This network is a valuable part of our Outdoor Sports Package and offers incredible hunting, fishing and shooting programming."
For a limited time, current DISH customers can add the Outdoor Sports package to receive Sportsman and Sportsman HD, plus other channels, for half price for the first six months. To order, customers can call 888-667-6829 or go to www.dish.com. DISH also provides the Sportsman Channel as part of its America's Top 250™ programming package
About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 31 million U.S. television households and is available in HD, visit sportsmanhd.com for more information. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel
Michelle Scheuermann, 651.964.0264